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While the motivation to improve election security is spurious, the ostensible goal isn’t — everyone would agree that a secure election is important for democracy.Republicans Say They Care About Election Fraud. Here’s How They Could Actually Prevent It.|Kaleigh Rogers|April 20, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Despite the ostensible democratic reforms in the country in recent years, the military commander-in-chief retained powerful influence, including command of the defense, border affairs and home affairs ministries, whose reach is pervasive.How Myanmar's Fragile Push for Democracy Collapsed in a Military Coup|Amy Gunia|February 1, 2021|Time
The ostensible reason for all this money printing has been to keep the economy out of recession.
Gates takes heart in the fact that some of 2020’s ostensible failures have in fact been critical successes.What Bill Gates Thinks About the State of the Fight Against COVID-19|Jeffrey Kluger|December 22, 2020|Time
The four incumbent representatives – the ostensible pool of candidates for the Council presidency – are Montgomery Steppe, fellow Democratic Councilwomen Jen Campbell and Vivian Moreno and Republican Councilman Chris Cate.Politics Report: The Election After the Election Is Underway|Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis|October 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
And why would its ostensible spokesperson refuse to answer yes/no questions about them?How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A trove of Bush-era emails that had been quote-unquote-lost resurfaced in 2009, the victim of an ostensible act of mislabeling.Paging Rose Mary Woods: Obama’s Unbelievable Missing IRS Emails|James Poulos|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ostensible middle-ground approach, to “provide weapons an training” to the Ukrainians got about 25 perent of the vote.Europe, Stunned by Reckless Russia, Mistrusts Feckless Ukrainian Leaders|James Kirchick|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oblivious self-entitlement is now so widespread and suitable for mockery that the ostensible cure has begun to follow in its wake.Our Bad Romance Obsession Is the Ultimate First World Problem|James Poulos|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would seem that for all of its ostensible lack of vim and vigor, Israel Media Watch is a very effective organization.
The ostensible reason for this was, that in the Emperor's opinion he had not pressed the siege of Saragossa.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
About 100,000 members were enrolled in the union, the ostensible aim of which was the defence of the working manʼs interests.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The conflagration of Rome, attributed by Nero to the Christians, which was the ostensible cause of the first persecution.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
People took up the notion from his wild appearance, and because he had no ostensible means of living.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
No time should be lost, therefore return her Epistle with the aforesaid ostensible letter.